A new coat of paint

Published 6:18 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2024

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A coat of paint will help any old barn.

With that in mind, Pam Smith, retired Charles Henderson High School art teacher, and Karvarus More, art teacher at CHHS, have caught on to that truism.

The mural on the side of the Blue Key Properties building on North Three Notch is being given a colorful facelift.

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The mural was painted by students from CHHS in art classes in 1996, 97 and 98. The mural is reminiscent of the days gone by when the railroad train ran through the countryside hauling materials needed for finished products. The Pike County country side was a landscape of barns, cotton fields, hay fields, woodlands, wood houses, and, of course, a schoolhouse and a country store were mainstays.

Smith said the idea was not to change the mural but to renew the colors and, perhaps, give a face-lift to some of the structures, several of which are familiar to those who visit the Pioneer Museum of Alabama in Troy.